Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977; middle name sometimes written Aron) was an American singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".
In 1954, Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide ...
Spanning three cities and two countries, discover, feel and touch where the King of Rock and Roll left his imprints
It's said the greatest of men leave behind their footprint in the sands of time... It's another question how many of us follow this trail. So how about taking a detour from map-led journeys to a man-led one. For music lovers and fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there's actually an Elvis Presley tour!
Discover his birthplace
Located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, boasts of a unique blend of fascinating history and ...
Legendary Bassist Bob Moore presents Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum with a piece of music history. The other piece will be given to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN.On January 9th, 2009 Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum and shop in Randers, Denmark was presented with a priceless piece of music history while visiting the home of legendary Bassist Bob Moore. Henrik and Bob have previously worked on several tours in Europe. Bob presented Henrik with one of his boots which he wore while working on some of the most important recordings in music ...
Posted: January 20th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
As I was driving through Memphis over the weekend, I couldn’t resist stopping at Graceland. I’ve been through Elvis Presley’s house quite a few times, but on this visit, I finally splurged on the platinum ticket. So, in addition to lingering in the Jungle Room and paying your respects at the grave, you can also see the car museum, his airplanes, his military memorabilia and — my personal favorite — an exhibit called “Sincerely, Elvis,” which is essentially a parade of his outrageous jumpsuits. As I was ...
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Hillary Clinton Honors Nelson Mandela At Human Rights Event A “giant among us.”
Hillary Clinton with Nelson Mandela in 2012.
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WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a paean to the late South African President Nelson Mandela while accepting a human rights award from the Lantos Foundation on Friday. Clinton lauded the South African human rights hero and former president as a "giant among us" in her remarks to a tightly packed audience in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill (where attendees were given chocolates with an image of Clinton's face on them)."I only hope that as we both mourn and celebrate the passing of this universally recognized and beloved figure that we remember he became that through an enormous amount of hard work on himself," Clinton, who was first lady during Mandela's presidency, said. Clinton praised Mandela for acts such as inviting three of his prison guards to his presidential inauguration and said he "will be certainly
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